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Folger Theatre
201 East Capitol Street, SE Washington, DC 20003
202-544-7077
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Folger Poetry Series: Patricia Smith & John Burnside
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Soulful, impassioned poets Smith and Burnside create poems that shimmer with magic.

Patricia Smith is the author of five poetry volumes. Her most recent, Blood Dazzler, which chronicles the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, was a 2008 National Book Award finalist. She is a four-time individual champion in the National Poetry Slam.

Scottish poet John Burnside has published numerous collections, including Feast Days and The Asylum Dance, winner of the Whitbread Poetry Award. His latest collection is The Hunt in the Forest. Burnside, also a novelist, teaches at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland.

Conversation moderated by poet Sandra Beasely.

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